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|MrPedantic Beginning with #3, as the most picturesque:|
Why have you used different tenses for the "picturing" and the "being saddened", when they are concurrent?
|MrPedantic For #5, consider the underlying metaphors:|
1. Etymologically, "match" is cognate with "mate". So if X matches Y, X and Y form a pair of some kind. Thus if I say "your red waistcoat matches your eyes", it means you have red eyes. (Or it might mean ...
|MrPedantic 1. I love eating pizza.|
What is the relation of "eating pizza" to "love", Anon?
|MrPedantic You beat me to it again, Clive. We must be waiting behind the same bush for the posts to fly up. |
|MrPedantic At its most basic, railway track consists of rails (the parts upon which the wheels run), sleepers (the parts that hold the rails together), and ballast (the stony material upon which the rails and sleepers rest).|
Thus "rails" are part of "track", ...
|MrPedantic I think one difficulty is that we don't "achieve" visions. What about:|
1. He had a vision; but he had neither the plan nor the means to make it happen / realise it.
|MrPedantic I think I would rather say that the purposive qualification (for earning money) and the locative qualification (in the countryside) progressively qualify "opportunity".|
It might be possible to make a distinction, supported by intonation and context:
1. an ...
English 1b3So non-continuous verbs in the simple...
I think the term "non-continuous verbs" is a little misleading, if it means "verbs that are usually not used in continuous forms", as it could imply "verbs that don't express continuing phenomena" (whereas that is exactly what they do do).
AvangiMay I assume you all feel the device...
I would say that the problem here lies in a misalignment of terms:
1. I have a better house than you have a house
If we take this literally, the entire underlined clause is term B in the comparison, which therefore nonsensically compares ...
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